The Jean Garvin School provides a therapeutic, education program offering unique learning opportunities to inspire personal change and well-being for adolescents, age 12-18 years, grades 7-12. The goal of the program is to provide a safe educational and therapeutic environment that helps students achieve success in school, in the community, and at home.
The clinical staff are dedicated to teaching students the necessary skills to cope with challenges and experience personal success. Students spend time each day learning strategies necessary for improved mental health and well-being. Clinicians also provide family support services and home-school coordination to foster growth, improved relationships, and overall, an enhanced quality of life.
The school offers core academics in the areas of math, english language arts, science, and social studies with added special education services as needed. The teaching staff are licensed in their content areas and have attained Highly Qualified Teacher status within Vermont. Students benefit from small group sizes and individualized instruction designed to accommodate their specific needs and learning styles. Students also participate in therapeutic groups such as Health Education and Personal Development which are led by our clinical staff and provide high school credit. Additionally, experiential activities are offered that have practical applications to everyday life.
Students are referred to the Jean Garvin School through the Individualized Education Planning (IEP) teams within their local school district, and tuition is paid by the sending school. Priority is given to students who reside in Chittenden County.
Meet the Staff
The Jean Garvin School staff includes:
- Program Director
- Operations Coordinator
- Education Director
- Academic Teachers (licensed in their content area with Highly Qualified Teacher Status)
- Special Educators
- Teaching Interventionists
- Clinical Supervisor
- School Clinicians
- Employment Specialist